India reported 23,529 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, an increase of 24 per cent from yesterday when the country had recorded less than 20,000 cases. At least 311 deaths due to the coronavirus were also reported in the last 24 hours.The total number of coronavirus cases rose to 3,37,39,980 with the new infections, while the death count has reached 4,48,062.
The active cases comprise 0.82 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020 — the active caseload at present is 2,77,020.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.85 per cent, highest since March 2020. At least 28,718 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 3,30,14,898 in India.The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 88 crore as a total of 59,48,118 vaccine doses were administered in a day — the total vaccinations stand at 88,34,70,578.The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 1.56 per cent, less than 3 per cent for last 31 days.
A residential school in Bengaluru has become a COVID-19 cluster after 60 of its nearly 500 students tested positive. Two were found to be symptomatic and the school has been shut till October 20. Karnataka recorded 539 fresh COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,75,067.
Kerala, which continues to lead the states in daily Covid cases, recorded 12,161 new COVID-19 cases and 155 deaths, which took the caseload to 46,64,971 and the death count to 24,965.Tamil Nadu reported 1,624 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the overall caseload to 26,62,177, while 24 deaths took the count to 35,550.
Punjab reported one Covid-related death and 26 fresh cases, taking the total number of coronavirus cases reported in the state till now to 6,01,600. The death count rose to 16,513.Uttar Pradesh recorded eight COVID-19 cases and one fatality due to the disease, taking the state’s death count to 22,892 and the infection tally to 17,09,800.
World leaders thanked India for its help and support in combating the coronavirus pandemic through “early and meaningful” shipments of COVID-19 vaccine doses, as they addressed the high-level UN General Assembly session this year.